Acid Attack Victim, Earl Scruggs, ‘Anchorman’ Sequel: What’s Spiking (Thursday)

Becky Uline

The weekday report for the topics and people that are trending on
Yahoo! and across the Web for Thursday, March 29, 2012

Research by Search editor Mahlon Chute

The deaths of two icons prompted mourning across the Web and Twitter. A Pakistani acid attack victim took her own life after a decade of struggle. The passing of a bluegrass legend at age 88 renewed appreciation for his body of work. In the fictional realm, a comedy sequel in the making promises to resurrect a different kind of icon.  See what else is inspiring the world across the Web.




  • Marco Rubio: The Florida senator has now issued an endorsement of Mitt Romney but has not directly addressed speculation that he may be a candidate for vice president on the GOP ticket.
  • George H. W. Bush: The former U.S. president is expected to formally endorse GOP hopeful Mitt Romney.




What's popular on Yahoo!, Twitter, Google Trends, CNN, BBC, Hollywood Reporter, and other sources.

Yahoo! News Most Popular
Marco Rubio endorses Mitt Romney
Body of 4-year-old Arkansas boy found in river
Charges filed against JetBlue pilot for midair meltdown
Romney edges into mop-up phase of campaign
Obama outspends Republican campaigns by millions
Spike Lee apologizes for address retweet
Santorum video evokes horror classics to bash Obama
Murdoch to "hit back hard" on piracy allegations
Castro asks Benedict: 'What does a pope do?'
911 caller arrested in deadly police shooting of teen

Twitter Trends (USA)
Adrienne Rich
Swift is Our Flawless Queen
Parabéns Salvador
Harika Avcı
Ron Burgundy
Willy Toledo

CNN - Latest News
No U.S. access to Afghan killing sites, official says
The night he shot Trayvon Martin
Will court let health care law stand?
Toobin: 'Mandate doomed'
Bluegrass great Earl Scruggs dies
General strike snarls Spanish capital
Activity seen at North Korea launch site
U.S. sanctions firms with Iran ties
Syrians wary as leaders plan to meet
Abuse cited, but school unchecked

Syria to dominate historic summit
Three prisoners executed in Japan
General strike under way in Spain
Obama health law hangs in balance
Amazon boss 'finds Moon engines'
Picture captures a billion stars
Bo scandal claims 'preposterous'
Gunman 'to be buried in France'
Swedish MP quits over Saudi deal
Brics agrees to explore bank plan

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